Steven Bernardus Harageib has more than 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Namibia. His company, Forte Belton, hosts workshops and seminars, and provides ongoing one-to-one coaching for young leaders. He currently freelances on radio and television, addressing a range of youth issues and current affairs. He co-founded a non-profit organization in 2004, providing holistic support for learners who cannot afford tertiary education. In addition to his work with Lifeline/ChildLine Namibia, he provides continuous psycho-social support to diverse vulnerable groups.
He has both participated and represented Namibia on several international platforms. He is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. He has participated and represented Namibia at the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). He is a One Young World Ambassador as well as the Southern African Commonwealth Youth Representative. He has received outstanding accolades from the Preparing Global Leaders’ Summit in Macedonia as well as the YALA citizen journalism program in Jerusalem to name a few.
He is keen to tackle gender-based violence, a major social ill in Namibia, by focusing on men, to encourage youth access to education as well as to address the leadership crisis in Africa. Since young people are the strategic avenue for changing narratives, he continuously invests in the development potential of young people.
For mentorship, guidance and assistance, you can contact Steven by email